The Dharma Bums, Paperback
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"The Dharma Bums" appeared just one year after the author's explosive "On The Road" had put the Beat Generation on the literary map and Kerouac on the best-seller list.

The same expansiveness, humour and contagious zest for life that sparked the earlier novels sparks this one too, but through a more cohesive story.

The books follow two young men engaged in a passionate search for dharma or truth.

Their major adventure is the pursuit of the Zen way, which takes them climbing into the high sierras to seek the lesson of solitude.




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I love the poetry in Kerouacs writing, however as a novel, I found this difficult to get on with. I enjoyed his writing so much, however this conflicted for me with a story that I was searching for. 

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